The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Scotland region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 90 98 80
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -18
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 36 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.36% 0.94% 1.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.90% 4.18% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 10
Average daily rate £300 £225 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -23.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £319 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.25 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.03%
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
522 526 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.70% 22.45% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 257 208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 36
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.13 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.81% -45.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.42 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +7 13 £325 +62.50% 12
Aberdeen +14 10 - - 3
Edinburgh -19 9 £235 -16.62% 15
Fife - 1 - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Computer Science
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Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 46 (70.77%) Degree
2 20 (30.77%) SQL
3 18 (27.69%) Java
3 18 (27.69%) OO
4 13 (20.00%) Linux
4 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (18.46%) .NET
5 12 (18.46%) C#
6 11 (16.92%) UNIX
7 10 (15.38%) SOA
7 10 (15.38%) J2EE
7 10 (15.38%) ASP.NET
7 10 (15.38%) Oracle
7 10 (15.38%) Change Management
7 10 (15.38%) Java SE
8 9 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (13.85%) Low Latency
8 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
8 9 (13.85%) OOD
8 9 (13.85%) Windows
8 9 (13.85%) UML
8 9 (13.85%) OOA/OOD
9 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
9 8 (12.31%) HTML
9 8 (12.31%) CSS
9 8 (12.31%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (12.31%) jQuery
10 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (10.77%) Finance

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.54%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.54%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Agresso
2 5 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (4.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (3.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.54%) OpenWorks
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) Internet
1 2 (3.08%) SAN
1 2 (3.08%) Firewall
1 2 (3.08%) LAN
1 2 (3.08%) WAN
1 2 (3.08%) DHCP
1 2 (3.08%) VPN
1 2 (3.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.62%) Data Mining
3 3 (4.62%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.62%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (4.62%) SAP BI
4 2 (3.08%) Informix
4 2 (3.08%) DB2
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.54%) MySQL
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.54%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) JUnit
2 3 (4.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.08%) Maven
4 1 (1.54%) Selenium
4 1 (1.54%) Gradle
4 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.54%) Ant
4 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.62%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.08%) Front Office
3 2 (3.08%) Back Office
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
4 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (35.38%) Developer
2 9 (13.85%) Java Architect
2 9 (13.85%) Java/J2EE Architect
2 9 (13.85%) Architect
3 7 (10.77%) Analyst
3 7 (10.77%) Java Developer
4 5 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Technical Architect
5 4 (6.15%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Java Technical Architect
6 3 (4.62%) CRM Manager
6 3 (4.62%) IT Administrator
6 3 (4.62%) Implementation Manager
6 3 (4.62%) CRM Project Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Implementation Project Manager
6 3 (4.62%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Administrator
6 3 (4.62%) Systems Tester
6 3 (4.62%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) .NET
2 10 (15.38%) J2EE
2 10 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 10 (15.38%) Java SE
3 8 (12.31%) HTML
3 8 (12.31%) CSS
3 8 (12.31%) jQuery
4 6 (9.23%) .NET Framework
5 5 (7.69%) Spring
6 4 (6.15%) JMS
6 4 (6.15%) Web Services
6 4 (6.15%) XML
7 3 (4.62%) Ajax
7 3 (4.62%) SAP PI
7 3 (4.62%) HTML5
7 3 (4.62%) J2SE
7 3 (4.62%) Middleware
8 2 (3.08%) Hibernate
8 2 (3.08%) XHTML
8 2 (3.08%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (9.23%) Mathematics
3 4 (6.15%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (6.15%) Physics
4 2 (3.08%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.08%) Open Source
4 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.08%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (3.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.54%) Social Network
5 1 (1.54%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.54%) PMI
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.00%) Linux
2 11 (16.92%) UNIX
3 9 (13.85%) Windows
4 4 (6.15%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.08%) AIX
5 2 (3.08%) HPUX
5 2 (3.08%) Solaris
5 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) OO
2 10 (15.38%) SOA
2 10 (15.38%) Change Management
3 9 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (13.85%) Low Latency
3 9 (13.85%) OOD
3 9 (13.85%) UML
3 9 (13.85%) OOA/OOD
4 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.23%) CRM
5 6 (9.23%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.23%) Test Scripting
6 5 (7.69%) Data Management
6 5 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.15%) Multithreading
7 4 (6.15%) Manual Testing
7 4 (6.15%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (4.62%) Web Development
8 3 (4.62%) Use Case
8 3 (4.62%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.77%) SQL
2 18 (27.69%) Java
3 12 (18.46%) C#
4 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.62%) Perl
7 2 (3.08%) C++
7 2 (3.08%) VBA
7 2 (3.08%) Scala
8 1 (1.54%) XPath
8 1 (1.54%) C
8 1 (1.54%) PHP
8 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 46 (70.77%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) ISEB
3 2 (3.08%) HNC
3 2 (3.08%) HND
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.54%) APMP
4 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) VMware ESX
1 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.08%) KVM
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.54%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) Oracle
3 3 (4.62%) Business Objects
3 3 (4.62%) SAP
3 3 (4.62%) Remedy
4 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.08%) HP
4 2 (3.08%) VMware
4 2 (3.08%) Cognos
4 2 (3.08%) Citrix
4 2 (3.08%) Sybase
4 2 (3.08%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 1 (1.54%) Zend
5 1 (1.54%) Sage
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